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    Efforts on for launch of BrahMos from submarines, air platforms

    Kochi (PTI): Efforts were on to develop systems which could be used to launch BrahMos cruise missles from submarines and air platforms, A Sivathanu Pillai, Chief Executive Officer of BrahMos Aerospace Ltd, said on Wednesday.

    "We are working with the Indian Navy in this regard", Pillai told reporters on the sidelines of an International Symposium on 'Ocean Electronics' here.

    Sukhoi-30 would be a platform for air launch of BrahMos missles, he said adding the technology for launching the missle from an air platform would be completed by 2009. Indian army was the only one in the world having land attack missles, he said.

    Indian Navy is highly 'pro-active' in implementing indigenous systems very fast. Indigenous sonars developed by DRDO were being used by the Navy. DRDO has developed multiple- use sonar systems for installation in the submarines, he said.

    DRDO has also mastered in light weight torpedos which can be fired from ships or helicopters. It was now in the process of developing heavy weight torpedos, he said adding homing device in torpedos has already been developed.


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